Boeing will own 80% of the new company and have governance control; Embraer will own 20%.
The shareholders’ action comes after a Brazilian court for the fourth or fifth time enjoined the companies from proceeding with negotiations. Higher courts overturned each previous injunction and will likely do so again.
Global regulatory anti-trust reviews are the step. All decisions are expected by year end.
The KC-390 is the largest plane designed and produced by Embraer. Source: Embraer.
John Slattery, CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation, gave this take on the pending joint venture in his column on LinkedIn.
“NewCo” will be based in Brazil and be responsible for Boeing’s commercial airplanes up to 150 seats.
A second joint venture is planned for military development.